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My 10 1/2 year old Golden named Lucy was just diagnosed today with lymphoma. I went to a specialist to see what the options were and with her age, I don't feel it would be fair to put her through chemo. I want to spend the remaining time I have with her and let her do all of the dog things she likes to do. It is kind of crazy how fast this came on with the swelling of the lymph nodes. It seems as if they blew up in a week.

She still likes to play ball and with her rope and does not seem to be in distress. Sometimes the swelling in her neck will make her snore when sleeping. We opted to give her some steroids to reduce the swelling and hopefully enjoy the little time we have left. The timing could not be worse since my wife has to have surgery for a renal tumor and will have to recover for an extended period of time. The vet estimated that she could have 1 to 2 good months left before we would have to let her go.
 

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I am so sorry for your girl's diagnosis.

My bridge girl was 11 when she was diagnosed with it. My Vet didn't feel she was a good candidate for chemo. My girl was on prednisone from the time she was diagnosed-6 months and did very well until the end when the lymphoma progressed and it was time to set her free.

Good thoughts for your girl and your wife's surgery and recovery.
 

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I am so sorry for your girl's diagnosis.

My bridge girl was 11 when she was diagnosed with it. My Vet didn't feel she was a good candidate for chemo. My girl was on prednisone from the time she was diagnosed-6 months and did very well until the end when the lymphoma progressed and it was time to set her free.

Good thoughts for your girl and your wife's surgery and recovery.

Thank you very much.
 

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I'm very sorry. It is something I think we all dread. I have seen posts about some holistic things you might consider to slow the progression and help with quality of life. You might look for a holistic vet. Best wishes for your sweet Lucy and that all goes well for your wife.
 

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So sorry for Lucy and your family. We've been through it but our girl was 5. Hug her and love her as long as you can. Good luck. Agnes
 

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So sorry to hear about Lucy's diagnosis! Our golden Bourbon is fighting Lymphoma as well. It is so sad to hear that cancer is so common among dogs.

We completely switched Bourbon's diet from kibble to homecooked food. We found a lot of useful info The Dog Cancer Survival Guide book. We are still reasearching and trying to find what best we could do to support them fight against cancer.

We wish you the very best and lots of prayers and well wishes.
 

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So sorry to hear about Lucy's diagnosis! Our golden Bourbon is fighting Lymphoma as well. It is so sad to hear that cancer is so common among dogs.

We completely switched Bourbon's diet from kibble to homecooked food. We found a lot of useful info The Dog Cancer Survival Guide book. We are still reasearching and trying to find what best we could do to support them fight against cancer.

We wish you the very best and lots of prayers and well wishes.
Thank you. Your pup is so young. I hope for the best for Bourbon. I have heard of quite a few young pups that had full lives after treatment for lymphoma.
 
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